- fore·fa·ther·ly, adjective
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How to use forefather in a sentence
Think of Jell-O and related sweet wiggly snack treats as forefathers of modern hydrogels.
Their colonies here are predicated on the notion that their forefathers discovered an unpeopled dry wilderness, which they irrigated into their own slice of Eden.Should I Move to the Southwest, Even Though There’s a Drought? | mskenazy | September 1, 2021 | Outside Online
He is truly one of the forefathers of making reggae live in London.‘Lovers Rock’—The Story Behind The Music In Steve McQueen’s Tribute To Reggae | cmurray | November 28, 2020 | Essence.com
Ancestor, an′ses-tur, n. one from whom a person has descended: a forefather:—fem.
The oldest and best of all Sanskrit dramas, Hanuman-Natak, is ascribed to this talented forefather of ours.From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan | Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
It is your own forefather, MacIan with the broken sword, bleeding without hope at Culloden.The Ball and The Cross | G.K. Chesterton
I will not permit you, Captain Roland, to rob me of either forefather, either train of idea.The Caxtons, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton
forefather's day was observed by the Nashville churches in the theological hall of Fisk University.
British Dictionary definitions for forefather
an ancestor, esp a male
- forefatherly, adjective
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